SOCCER AID is back on our screens as the annual charity match kicks off this weekend.
And the game will see Wayne Rooney make his return to Old Trafford, with the Derby midfielder named as the England XI manager.
When is Soccer Aid 2020?
The match had originally been pencilled in for Saturday, June 6 – but will now take place on Sunday, September 6.
The game remains at Old Trafford, having spent just two years away from the Theatre of Dreams since it started in 2006.
There will be no fans in attendance because of the global coronavirus pandemic.
What TV channel is Soccer Aid 2020 on?
Soccer Aid will be live on ITV from 6.30pm, on Sunday, September 6.
The game will also be able to be live streamed on the ITV Hub.
Soccer Aid for Unicef has raised over £38million since its inception in 2006.
Who is playing?
Olly Murs (captain)
Wayne Rooney/Sam Allardyce (co-managers)
Rest of the World XI
Harry Redknapp (manager)
Who won last year’s Soccer Aid?
Soccer Aid in 2019 went right down to the wire as penalties were needed to settle the affair.
F2 Freestylers’ Jeremy Lynch scored twice to ease England into a 2-0 lead, before Usain Bolt pulled one back for Rest of the World just before half-time.
England looked to have been keeping their opponents at bay to see out a win, but 2017 Love Island winner Kem Cetinay levelled with seven minutes to go to send the match into extra time.
And it was ROW that came out on top with Cetinay firing home the winning penalty, much to the delight of coaching duo Harry Redknapp and Piers Morgan.
What have they said?
Dermot O’Leary, presenter: “It will be a little different this year with no crowds in the stadium but fans can still tune in on ITV and hopefully we’ll raise even more money to improve children’s lives around the world.”
James Bay said: “I can’t wait to wear the Three Lions on my chest. Your support for Soccer Aid matters now more than ever as coronavirus affects children’s lives. It’s closing schools, stopping children getting vital vaccines, increasing the risk of domestic violence and making life in disaster zones tougher than ever.
“This year every £1 you donate is trebled to £3, thanks to the government and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. So let’s have some fun and raise lots of money.”